Sens. Seek To Shine Light On RFS Small Refiner Waivers

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan pair of corn-state senators on Friday introduced legislation they claim will boost transparency over Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions handed out to small refiners by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a practice that biofuel producers are increasingly fighting in court.

Under the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 introduced by Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., small refiners would have to apply for RFS economic hardship waivers from the EPA by June 1 of every year. The lawmakers say it would give enough time for the EPA to factor the exemptions into the autumn setting of the RFS program's...

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